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[Massachusetts] Budget Shortfalls Burning Anti-Smoking Funds

Millions of dollars originally intended for smoking cessation programs in Massachusetts have been diverted to offset budget deficits, leaving the state struggling to fund quit-smoking hotlines, treatment programs and anti-tobacco advertising, the New Eng
WGBH (Boston, MA)
added Jan 30, 2013 20:27
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[Massachusetts] Letter: SSDP opposes smoke-free NU

Our chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy strongly opposes the increased burden on university resources that would result from a campus-wide smoking ban.
The Huntington News (Northeastern University)
added Jan 30, 2013 01:28
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[Massachusetts] Letter: Smoke-free campus promotes student health

Considering Northeastern’s newfound status as a national leader among universities, we must aggressively fight smoking, the public health emergency of our time. Getting Huskies to commencement tobacco-free is central to promoting the health of our fellow
The Huntington News (Northeastern University)
added Jan 30, 2013 01:23
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[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: State caught in tobacco tax shell game

. Patrick also hopes to reap another $18.54 million from raising taxes on other tobacco products. So clearly, the state’s interest is not getting smokers to quit. The state is interested in making as much money as it can from smokers’ addiction to tobacc
Newburyport (MA) News
added Jan 29, 2013 14:02
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OLSON: Estimate: Massachusetts Diverts 99% of Tobacco Money to Other Causes

we can now see that it was the purest pretense for attorneys general in states like Massachusetts to have portrayed the Great Tobacco Robbery settlement of some years back as motivated by a supposed need for new “public health” outlays, as opposed to shee
Cato Institute
added Jan 29, 2013 13:32
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[Massachusetts] For tobacco control officials, an uphill battle to keep teens from lighting up

The state is spending a lot less to curb teens' urge to light up or helping grown-ups to quit. But for Marilyn Edge, the battle against smoking goes on each day in convenience stores, markets and liquor outlets in 13 area communities. This year, her bud
Attleboro (MA) Sun Chronicle
added Jan 28, 2013 23:01
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[Massachusetts, Minnesota, Wyoming] As States Draft Budgets, Higher Tobacco Taxes Offer Health and Financial Wins

Tobacco tax increases are a win-win-win solution for states -- a health win that reduces smoking and saves lives, a financial win that raises revenue and reduces tobacco-related health care costs, and a political win because tobacco taxes have the strong
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jan 28, 2013 17:16
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Up in Smoke: Anti-Smoking Dollars Diverted in Massachusetts

Millions of dollars originally intended for smoking cessation programs in Massachusetts have been diverted to offset budget deficits, leaving the state struggling to fund quit-smoking hotlines, treatment programs and anti-tobacco advertising, the New Engl
New England Center for Investigative Reporting
added Jan 27, 2013 22:51
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[Massachusetts] Anti-smoking money up in smoke

Millions of dollars originally intended for smoking cessation programs in Massachusetts have been diverted to offset budget deficits, leaving the state struggling to fund quit-smoking hotlines, treatment programs and anti-tobacco advertising, the New Eng
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Jan 27, 2013 22:05
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[Massachusetts] Northborough health board looks to ban smoking on marquee town

If the regulations are approved, smoking will be banned on the premises of town hall, the library, the senior center, the police and fire departments and the Public Works garage. Currently smokers must stand a distance back from the buildings, but Healt
Metro West Daily News (Framingham, MA)
added Jan 26, 2013 23:07
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